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Countdown to the MATCH

Dr. Myers R Hurt, co-founder, The Match Gurus

Countdown to the MATCH - the official podcast of the Match Gurus is the only podcast dedicated to helping residency applicants shine on interview day.

Dr. Myers Hurt discusses specifics involving the residency Match process and helps dissect common - and uncommon - residency interview questions for #Match2017.

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Jul 2, 2017 Dr. Myers R Hurt, co-founder, The Match Gurus
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Jul 2, 2017 Dr. Myers R Hurt, co-founder, The Match Gurus
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Jul 2, 2017 Dr. Myers R Hurt, co-founder, The Match Gurus
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Oct 24, 2016 Dr. Myers R Hurt, co-founder, The Match Gurus
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Illegal questions are always a hot topic surrounding interviews. As you all know, the NRMP sets very strict communication rules surrounding the Match process, and have very specific requirements of what constitutes “legal” communication.  From the proverbial horse’s mouth, the NRMP Code of Conduct reads: “To promote the highest ethical standards during the interview, ranking, and matching processes, program directors participating in a Match shall commit to: Refraining from asking...
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Oct 24, 2016 Dr. Myers R Hurt, co-founder, The Match Gurus
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I recently had the opportunity to chat with Dr. Megan Tresenriter, one of the creators of Swap and Snooze - a free service you can use right now when scheduling interview travel.  They help arrange medical student hosts for interview candidates to not only help you save some money on the interview trail, but also get an authentic experience and see how the students or residents at that hospital live, their surrounding city, and a look at life outside the hospital. I take full responsibility...
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Oct 10, 2016 Dr. Myers R Hurt, co-founder, The Match Gurus
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Over the next four episodes, I’ll cover the questions you need to ask programs. Don’t forget - during the interview process, they ask you plenty of questions, but each and every program will have some time for you to ask THEM questions. First of all, always have a question. Not asking anything makes you come across as uninterested.   Instead of reinventing the wheel, there exists a PDF file online that has been floating around for many years put out but the AAMC that does a great job of...
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Oct 10, 2016 Dr. Myers R Hurt, co-founder, The Match Gurus
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Today I’ll continue the series of questions you need to ask programs with three more areas of focus. Remember that each and every program will have some time for you to ask THEM questions. Not asking anything makes you come across as uninterested, asking something you can look up online makes you look like you didn’t do your homework, and asking good questins can show taht you know what you are talking about.   I’ll follow the AAMC document introduced last episode, link in the shownotes,...
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Oct 10, 2016 Dr. Myers R Hurt, co-founder, The Match Gurus
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Today I’ll continue the series of questions you need to ask programs with three more areas of focus. Remember that each and every program will have some time for you to ask THEM questions. Not asking anything makes you come across as uninterested, asking something you can look up online makes you look like you didn’t do your homework, and asking good questions can show that you know what you are talking about.   I’ll follow the AAMC document introduced last episode, link in the...
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Oct 10, 2016 Dr. Myers R Hurt, co-founder, The Match Gurus
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While I’m sure you all hang on my every word, just in case any of you skip to the next track at the at the end of every show, I want to lead off this episode with a reminder that my partners and I are primarily a boutique coaching and mock-interview service. Too many times we’ve seen very strong applicants either sound average or even absolutely tank their interviews, and conversely weaker candidates outshine their peers and end up high on rank order lists. Interview day means a lot, you...
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Sep 17, 2016 Dr. Myers R Hurt, co-founder, The Match Gurus
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Let’s continue breaking down some common questions you will experience on the interview trail. Dr. Mike Olson and I will discuss what we think the “question behind the question” is, and what programs are looking for in an answer. Questions about your behavior. For example:   Tell me about a stressful patient encounter you had in medical school and how you handled it. Tell me about a time you disagreed with an attending physician and how you handled the situation. Tell me about a time you...
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Sep 17, 2016 Dr. Myers R Hurt, co-founder, The Match Gurus
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Let’s continue breaking down some common questions you will experience on the interview trail. Dr. Mike Olson and I will discuss what we think the “question behind the question” is, and what programs are looking for in an answer. Questions about previous patient cases. For example:   What was the most interesting surgical procedure you scrubbed on and why? Tell me about your most memorable patient experience.   Questions based on ACGME Core Competencies. For example:   What does...
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Sep 16, 2016 Dr. Myers R Hurt, co-founder, The Match Gurus
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In the next three episodes I want to help break down some of the most common questions you will experience on the interview trail, as well as some uncommon and even illegal ones. Dr. Mike Olson and I will discuss what we think the “question behind the question” is, and what programs are looking for in an answer. In this episode, we will discuss questions about you, questions about your future goals, and questions about the field you are applying to. Questions about you. For example:   Tell...
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Aug 30, 2016 Dr. Myers R Hurt, co-founder, The Match Gurus
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Questions on today’s podcast come to us from Dr. Sagar Shah via twitter - you can follow him @thisissagarshah In a short exchange he asked questions a lot of our IMG clients ask, and I thought the answers would be valuable to a wider audience, so I’ll answer them here. There is a lot of good information available online from different sources like the ECFMG, ERAS, etc.  so I won’t regurgitate a lot of that stuff and will instead give more personal advice. Any US student who wants to get...
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Aug 21, 2016 Dr. Myers R Hurt, co-founder, The Match Gurus
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Hey everybody this is Myers Hurt with another edition of “Countdown to Match Day,” the official podcast of the Match Gurus, and the only podcast aimed at helping applicants shine on interview day. Remember to follow us on twitter @theMatchGurus and send any questions you want answered on the show. If you like the content please take some time to leave a review on iTunes, or review the book on Amazon. In true countdown style, this season we’ll release one podcast each week for the 40 weeks...
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Aug 21, 2016 Dr. Myers R Hurt, co-founder, The Match Gurus
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Hey everybody this is Myers Hurt with another edition of “Countdown to Match Day,” the official podcast of the Match Gurus, and the only podcast aimed at helping applicants shine on interview day. Remember to follow us on twitter @theMatchGurus and send any questions you want answered on the show. If you like the content please take some time to leave a review on iTunes, or review the book on Amazon. In true countdown style, this season we’ll release one podcast each week for the 40 weeks...
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Aug 4, 2016 Dr. Myers R Hurt, co-founder, The Match Gurus
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I want to break format today and talk exclusively about the personal statement this episode. I know a lot of you already have one, or have at least a draft of one, but with enough time between now and September 15th (and even after that) I will help you make it better.   I think there is a sort of comfort level and confidence that med students approach the PS with and that is fair - because all of your previous personal statements up until now worked. Lots of positive reinforcement - positive...
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Jul 27, 2016 Dr. Myers R Hurt, co-founder, The Match Gurus
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Milestone: We crossed 100 downloads! Combined total of the first 5 episodes, still, an exciting milestone, and I hope you guys continue to find some value in this format.  If you have a free second please take a bit of time to leave a review on iTunes to help get the word out to other med students looking for answers. We are ramping up our website over at the Match Gurus, so check the website soon to add your e-mail to our mailing list. We are primarily a consulting group, and work with...
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Jul 13, 2016 Dr. Myers R Hurt, co-founder, The Match Gurus
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In true countdown style, this season we’ll release one podcast each week for the 40 weeks leading up to Match Day.  This is season 1 episode 4 - now 37 weeks to go until Match Day 2017. Let’s get started: We got some feedback about poor audio quality in the first few episodes, so I upgraded the microphone and added a pop filter - hopefully it is a bit more crisp now for all of our listeners. Residency timeline update: now is the time that all of our DO listeners can start submitting...
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Jul 13, 2016 Dr. Myers R Hurt, co-founder, The Match Gurus
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This is now season 1 episode 5 - 36 weeks to go until Match Day 2017 - let’s get into it: First of all thanks to all of you for being patient - I know listening to me alone can get a bit monotonous, so I have arranged for a few interviews with program directors, program coordinators, and residents of different specialties to highlight specifics they recommend. I want to use this as a platform to share more specific, practical value with our listeners. Just like your questions - please feel...
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Jul 12, 2016 Dr. Myers R Hurt, co-founder, The Match Gurus
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Intro music: Ryan Little “Get Up” Hey everybody this is Myers Hurt with another edition of “Countdown to Match Day,” the official podcast of the Match Gurus, and the only podcast aimed at helping applicants shine on interview day. Remember to send any questions you want answered on the show via twitter @theMatchGurus or snapchat thematchgurus and we will get your questions answered. In true countdown style, this season we’ll release one podcast each week for the 40 weeks leading up to...
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Jul 12, 2016 Dr. Myers R Hurt, co-founder, The Match Gurus
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Intro Music: Ryan Little “Get Up” Hey everybody this is Myers Hurt with another edition of “Countdown to Match Day,” the official podcast of the Match Gurus, and the only podcast aimed at helping applicants shine on interview day. Remember to send any questions you want answered on the show via twitter @theMatchGurus or snapchat thematchgurus and we will get your questions answered. In true countdown style, this season we’ll release one podcast each week for the 40 weeks leading up to...
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Jun 18, 2016 Dr. Myers R Hurt, co-founder, The Match Gurus
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Intro Music: Ryan Little “Get Up” Hey everybody this is Myers Hurt with another edition of “Countdown to Match Day,” the official podcast of the Match Gurus, and the only podcast aimed at helping applicants shine on interview day. Remember to send any questions you want answered on the show via twitter @theMatchGurus or snapchat thematchgurus and we will get your questions answered. In true countdown style, this season we’ll release one podcast each week for the 40 weeks leading up to...